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A man has been charged with driving offences and resisting arrest after a pursuit last night.

Police say that at about 10.40pm (Sunday 28 December), officers from Tweed/Byron Proactive Crime Team were conducting patrols of the Chinderah area when they saw a Queensland-registered silver Hyundai Getz turn right onto Chinderah Road.

Checks revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen and police activated their warning lights and sirens directing the driver to stop; however, the driver allegedly accelerated away, and a pursuit was initiated.

Officers followed the vehicle from Chinderah to Kingscliff, where police-deployed road spikes slowed the stolen vehicle but it continued driving, and hit a Toyota Camry, causing it to come to a rest on the median strip.

Damage to the front wheel caused the vehicle to stop and the 30-year-old man allegedly struggled with police before he was placed in the rear of a caged police vehicle.

The man was taken to Tweed Heads Police Station where he was charged with;

• Police pursuit – not stop – drive dangerously

• Drive while licence cancelled

• Resist officer in execution of duty

• Receive etc property stolen outside NSW

The man was refused bail to appear before Lismore Local Court today (Monday 28 December), where he was formally refused bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 11 January 2021.

A 35-year-old female passenger was also arrested and taken to Tweed Heads Police Station, where she was given a Field Court Attendance Notice, for be carried in conveyance taken w/o consent of owner, and released.

The woman will appear before Tweed Heads Local Court on 25 January 2021.


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